November 5, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The thinking part of a dog house plan is great. But the trouble starts when one executes it and turns dreams in realities. One has to rely on one’s own resources. But before sitting down with hammer and nail find out about the local laws about pooch shelters to put the mind at ease.
Having been rest assured on the point of permission the next thing is to consider about dog house plan is the size of the pooch in relation to its house. Measure its full height and the length from nose to tail. The house should be big enough to allow it elbowroom when resting. The roof of the dog house must allow for water to run off. Keep in mind arrival of future litters too.
While making dog house plans think of something portable and easy to shift. A dog house weighing about 250/300 pounds can easily be Read more
November 3, 2007 | 1 Comment
Bark collar dog training sometimes becomes a necessity when the owner loves the dog but others do not. The rancour can become pretty ugly if a neighbour comes knocking with an allegation against man’s best friend – the pet dog.
Things might go to such an extent that the police might be brought in. Tenants may start vacating and even welcome friends and relations side step the door. So if the neighbour disturbs the sleep of a dog owner it is high time to think of using barking dog collars.
The market is currently flooded with various kinds of bark dog collars – the collar for big dogs and also small dog bark collar. The problem is not really about dogs barking because Read more
November 1, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Dog food allergy can kill the canine. Food accounts for most of the allergy in dog. The other common causes for allergy are fleabites and inhalants. The whole thing is not really well understood and most likely the permutation and combination is individual specific with one dog reacting to one type of food that is fine with other dogs.
However if left ignored the allergy can lead to death. Food allergies are not related to the breed of the dog or to its gender. The symptom of puppy allergy can pop up as early as 5 months. On the other extreme end a dog that has never shown signs of allergy may suddenly break out with an attack when as old as 12. Those dogs that suffer from dog food allergy are also prone to inhalant and contact related allergies.
A distinction has to be made to intolerance to food and allergic to food. The former leads to stomach upset while itching and Read more
October 31, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The dog classifieds section will broadly group the animals as toy-dogs, hounds, livestock-guardians, herding-dogs, spitz, terriers, working-dogs, molosser, sporting-dogs, non-sporting-dogs and the great gang called the primitive group.
It will be great shakes to nose around with some of the members of the dog classifieds clan. There are many standards by which dogs can be classified. It depends on size, coat, temperament and the type of work done or not done.
In the Toy group are Affenpinscher, American Lo Sze Pugg and Brussels Griffon. Both toy and some working dogs are small but the uniqueness of the toy dogs is that they are Read more
October 28, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The beagle miniature puppy is akin to the breed known as Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle. In the middle Ages there was a special breed of dog known as the pocket beagle, which was only 8” to 9” tall. Literally it could slip inside pocket.
These pets went into the saddlebag as the master rode the horse while hunting. The pocket beagle was released to follow up the chase through the thick undergrowth where the going would be tough and impossible for large breeds. So there was a method in the madness of rearing pocket-sized beagles!
Comparison between a standard beagle dogs and the pocket beagle will make the picture sharper. The standard ones are 13” or 15” tall and weigh anything between Read more
October 27, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Just click on the Internet and you will be flooded with discount dog beds galore. Today Man’s best friend is getting the best to eat and rest. And why not? A dog is a faithful creature and does not have the word ‘ungrateful’ in its dictionary. In modern houses and flats where space is at a premium it is not always possible to set up a doghouse but what one can do is to give the pooch a really comfortable bed.
To add art to utility it is best to go for a designer dog bed. One particular site boasts of 13 designer’s delight. There is the tufted, heavy, canvas variety that gives your pet the best support. The inner removable pillow is tufted.
Micro velvet colors blend in with your house décor. Bounces will not misshape it and the bonus point is that the slip on cover is removable and washable. It is best in the market with Read more
October 24, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The adoption of Chihuahua puppy is rewarding – adopt it and put it in the pocket while you whistle on the way back home. This breed is the smallest in the world and the name comes from a Mexican state – Chihuahua. The height ranges from 6” to 10” and they do not weigh more than 2.7kg.
The ancestors of these dogs were hairless Chinese dogs. The American Kennel Club gave it recognition in 1905. It has an ancient history of a long journey from China to meet their lovers in the Aztec regions.
Chihuahua puppies are little adorable darlings with prominent big eyes and perky erect ears. Take the Chihuahua puppy out of the pocket and check whether it is the Read more
October 21, 2007 | Leave a Comment
The best dog training book will dig up all the bony secrets of the dog world. From ancient times the dog has been man’s best friend. It was a matter of give and take – a partnership that worked out perfectly.
Today the dog is man’s slim connection with nature in this age of concrete and machines. In fact many bigwigs are of the opinion that the fuzz of the dog that we inhale peps up our immunity system. For the depressed and lonely, dogs are wonderful companions – something like a counselor. They understand and apprehend while they guard and befriend.
Today all doggy barks and woofs have left a paw mark in the best dog training books. The street dog in developing countries run wild but Read more
October 19, 2007 | Leave a Comment
A dog jumping on people can be not only embarrassing for its owner but quite dangerous too. You always have to be in constant attention as your dog can accidentally take a nip at people or scratch them or knock over children and elderly people.
Before trying to learn how to stop dog from jumping, let’s understand why dogs do that in the first place. Your visitors might agree on the conclusion that your dog is jumping simply because it’s a bad dog and loves to irritate them. But the fact is that jumping is natural and instinctive behavior of them.
Your dogs jump for the similar reasons you shake your friends hand or hug them. It is their method of saying “hi”. Most of the dogs adore attention, and the best way to get attention of you and Read more
October 18, 2007 | Leave a Comment
It is essential to know the basic dog food secrets to ensure good health for your dog. The two aspects of dog nutrition are his diet and nutrition.
Raw food is preferable over cooked, as quite some minerals are lost in the process of cooking. Dog health discussions rage over the issue of raw food. Intense heat of cooked food destroys nutrients and dogs on raw stuff do not need dental care. The bones perform the chewing action as well as the teeth cleaning functions. Moreover the immune system is strengthened. Others say this might lead to the spread of the Mad-Cow disease and salmonella will be environmentally disastrous.
All dogs should get satisfactory nutrition from their food in order to remain in excellent health and maintain performance. The chief nutrients that your dog requires are Read more